10 on the 10th: 10 Things You Have Always Wanted to Try or Do...

Note -- I apologize profusely for the technical difficulties with the blog this week.  Both with the confusion in the link up dates and the link up itself.  I hate letting you down, thanks for baring with me. xoxo ERIN

It's 10 on the 10th and when I made up this schedule, I thought this topic would be fun....but what was I thinking? What do I want to try or do?  So I opened it up to things you wanted to try and have done too ;).

Let's think of it as an adult bucket list since that seems to be a theme around this blog lately (our summer bucket list and my guide to creating bucket lists) ;).  So without further adieu, don't forget to link up and share yours.  I might need to add to mine after seeing yours - y'all are full of AWESOME ideas.

Here is my list in absolutely no particular order...


Write a children's book.

In my former life I was a first grade teacher so I have read my fair share of awesome kids books.  I have a couple of ideas floating around in my head but I just don't ever get it past my brain on to paper.  I also need an illustrator because I do not have that gift past stick people ;).   One of my favorite pastimes is reading books to my kids.  Lucy runs to her room when I say it's time to read a book.  I would love to pen one of my own (maybe about #10 on my list ;).


Learn how to play the guitar.

Scott and I both got a guitar from my parents for Christmas along with some books to learn how to play.  I think we need a little more accountability so I want to look into hiring someone to come teach us.  I always think its fun to sing songs as a family!


Go on a trip as a family of 5.

We travel a lot with extended family or to visit family but rarely do we get to just travel ourselves.  I really want to go on a family vacation, just the 5 of us (see #4).  What we find is that we don't plan and then other trips and visits take up our time and wallet so we don't do it.  We just need to plan something!


Visit Israel with our Family.

Scott's parents went on a trip to the holy land last year and came back with story after story about places they visited from the bible.  I can't imagine the bible coming more alive then visiting the very places Jesus, his disciples and others walked.   I want to take our kids when they are older!  Have you been?


Try para-sailing with Scott.

With all our trips to beach-type locales, I have never gone parasailing!  I really want to try.  I think it would be so fun to do with Scott!  Anyone tried it?


Run a 5K.

I am not a runner.  I have sports-induced asthma and for many years running caused flare-ups.  With careful training, I have now run up to 2.5 miles at a time.  I am legit scared to sign up for a 5k because those childhood memories of me blowing hot air running the mile run come back to haunt me but I want to do it!  I also don't like running with other people, because I think I will hold them back SO there's that too.  I need to run a 5K and face my fear!


Be an Encouraging Public Speaker.

I love to encourage others, share and speak.  It's kind of scary but at the same time, it's always been a dream of mine to do just that.  If you know anyone needing a speaker, just let me know :)!  I have spoken to MOPS groups and bible studies but I would love to share encouragement with any group!  Pass my name along too, thank you!  #thatwasscarytotype ;)


Ride a Vespa.

I actually did this!  I have always wanted to ride one and it was as fun as I thought it would be.  I even had fun when Scott drove and I was his passenger around a fun little beach town.    We rented them on our last beach vacation and took turns giving the kids rides too.   I know the picture shows I was having no fun but it was a blast!


Read through the bible.

Since getting saved at 22 (Read more about that here), I have read parts of the bible, whole books even, but never read cover to cover.  I haven't read much of the old testament and so this year Scott and I are reading through the bible together.  We won't finish by the end of the year and that's ok!  We are both learning so much about God and I am falling more in love with Him and his gracious, loving nature despite our pesky sinful behavior.  I am so thankful for His word.  We are currently in Deuteronomy and Romans!



This one is a secret BUT it's something I have wanted to do for a while!  Only time will tell...your prayers are appreciated.

So there you have it, 10 things I have always wanted to do!  What is something you want to do?   Do we have anything in common?

When I stopped and thought about it, many of these things were not grand in nature but things I want to enjoy with the people I love.  This list didn't include copious amounts of money, new clothes, handbags, fancy cars or the like.  It's good to remember that the things in this life we most love, are the simple things or experiences!

Now it's your turn.  Grab the graphic above, link back to this blog and and link-up!   Make sure to visit some other linked up blogs and leave a note to say hello.  Link-ups are a great way to get to know new friends and bloggers!  I can't wait to read your posts!

Until next time, keep on keeping on! xoxo ERIN

Linking up with Friday Favorites  with Andrea and Erika as well as KT Cup of Tea and BYBMG for High Five TEN ;) for Friday!

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